I'm interested in Charlie Wise, the CIA interrogator and torturer. Several sources indicate that he died.
However, it seems quite plausible to me that these reports were part of an effort by the CIA to prevent Wise's prosecution and stymie further public inquiry into their torture programs. The timing certainly seems convenient. Frankly, it even seems to me that Julian Borger, one of the journalists who reported Wise's death, was skeptical.
Is there any corroborating evidence that Charlie Wise actually died? Ideal sources may include an obituary, local news, or any source with more specific details on his death.
Known sources reporting Wise's death:
Charlie Wise, who had honed his craft carrying out interrogations for the Contra rebels in Nicaragua in the 1980s. He apparently died of a heart attack in 2003, just weeks after being dismissed.
Julian Borger (2020-10-25). Chilling role of 'the Preacher' confirmed at CIA waterboarding hearing in Guantánamo. The Guardian.
The officer, identified by former colleagues as Charlie Wise, subsequently retired and died in 2003.
Greg Miller, Adam Goldman, & Julie Tate. (2014-12-09). Senate report on CIA program details brutality, dishonesty. The Washington Post. Archived from the original on 2014-12-10.
Wise died of a heart attack after retiring from the CIA.
Jason Leopold (2015-05-19). The Watchdog, the Whistleblower, and the Secret CIA Torture Report. Vice magazine